Brussels dance tax: Why one club asks customers to stop dancing

Brussels dance tax: Why one club asks customers to stop dancing
 

If you're planning to hit the dance floor in Brussels, beware of a new tax and a strange request.
Few people are aware of it, but a law requiring clubs and music cafes to pay a "dance tax" is being enforced in the capital of the EU.
This is not EU bureaucracy gone mad. It's the homegrown, Belgian kind imposed by the City of Brussels authorities.
For every dancer, establishments have to pay 40 cents (34p/$0.43) per night.
The law was adopted two years ago, but some cafes are only now being audited.
"The tax inspector explained that the tax is based on the number of people... read more

 
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